Speaking truth to power: "Obama’s vacations have been rare, brief and regularly interrupted by crises at home and overseas." –Los Angeles Times columnist Kathleen Hennessey

Sycophants: "Is [Obama], in your opinion, the most inspirational African-American living right now?" –NBC’s Matt Lauer to House Speaker John Boehner

Make believe: "President Obama’s call to increase the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour was one of the more significant proposals he laid out in his State of the Union address…. But $9 an hour is still a far cry from what workers really deserve, a 2012 study finds. The minimum wage should have reached $21.72 an hour in 2012 if it kept up with increases in worker productivity, according to a March study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research." –The Huffington Post

Not exactly: "The longest suicide note in the world is being written by the Republicans if they don’t support immigration reform. If they don’t revamp their image on it, they are truly drinking the potion that’s going to make them disappear." –PBS’s Mark Shields

That’s racist: "Now if Adam Lanza had walked into a black public school in this mythical South Brooklyn or in the Southside of Chicago, we would probably not be having a sustained national conversation about guns." –MSNBC’s Touré